FERGUSON, Olive Joyce

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Slipped away peacefully into the dawn of a new day on Monday November 9, 2015 in her 85th year.

Predeceased by her husband Clifford (1986). Mother to Cathy (John Phillips), late David (2003), Nancy, and Donald (Renata Baznik). Grandma to Colin and Flora Ferguson. Daughter of the late Fred and Isabelle Graham; sister to the late Mark, Margaret (Richard) Moffatt and Florence (late Frank) Skilton. Sister-in-law to the late Bill (late Nita) Ferguson, Dora (Ken) Hocken, Barb (late Ken) Griffiths, and the late Tom Ferguson. Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Born on the farm in Tomstown, ON, Olive trained as a nurse at Hamilton General and worked on the Maternity Ward at the Plummer Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. It was there she met her future husband, Cliff. Together they raised a family and, in her own words, “we had a blast!” Olive was a community volunteer serving many organizations and was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church.

Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday November 12, 2015 from 6-8 PM. Funeral service to be celebrated at St. Andrew’s United Church (712 Wellington Street East) on Friday November 13, 2015 at 11 AM. Rev. Phil Miller officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation, St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of your choice that honours Olive’s compassion for others would be appreciated by the family.

A very special thank you is extended to the doctors and nurses of the SAH ICU for their kindness and compassion.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com.